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Bustling Bilbao

Date: 19 – 21 June 2015

Modes of Travel: British Airways

Cast of Characters: Bruce, Jodi, Alyssa & Rowan

Hotel:  Sercotel Coliseo Hotel, Bilbao
So this trip was a rare trip without Dan. 2,197 more words

British Airways

Review: Aatxe.

One of the best things about living in the Bay Area is the diversity of food. There are so many restaurants serving every type of cuisine you can imagine which makes living here so exciting. 276 more words


Nerding out

A year ago yesterday, I was sitting in DC watching the fireworks go off over the Capitol with a family that is like my own. This year, I wandered Castro Urdiales solo and celebrated the birth of my homeland in Spain. 397 more words

Au Pair

Eating in the Basque Region

With the highest concentration of Michelin star restaurants in the world, the area around San Sebastian is a food connoisseurs delight. Needless to say, you also need deep pockets to make the most of these star rated restaurants but even if you are not able (or willing) to cough up hundreds of Euros per meal, this part of the world has a pintxo (the Basque equivalent of tapas) to satisfy every budget and taste. 579 more words

Adjusting to Living and Working in Spain

We are settling into our new life in Hondarribia, gradually moving into the apartment we’ve rented for a year. The flat is in the old town – the walled in area of Hondarribia which we like the best. 421 more words


We Have Moved to Spain (and are Learning Spanish Very Slowly)!

I’ve wanted to learn to speak Spanish well ever since my brother and his Spanish wife (now friendly, but ex-wife) had a son. That was more than 14 years ago and, despite many hours of lessons, my Spanish is still rudimentary. 242 more words


Chicago - 5/29/15 - Next outdoors and Parachute

I’m so happy I managed to make it to Next on one of the very few beautiful June evenings there have been in Chicago. Such a great idea to have the separate outdoor tables and menu to go along with the Tapas menu. 192 more words